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Noisy Advent

Mary Luti

If we ever imagined that our healing would be a gentle, quiet thing, the Advent scriptures correct us. It's noisy heavy-lifting.


Apocalypse Not Now

Vince Amlin

In our own time, there is a sense that time is winding up.


Neither Victim nor Victor

Molly Baskette

What would it be like if, in our own lives, we took refuge neither in victim nor victor status?


Is Your God Too Small?

Richard L. Floyd

Like Peter, many of us have come to the realization that our previous understandings of God's acceptance and embrace are too small.


OMG, Isaiah!

Matthew Laney

I can imagine several reactions to this Advent reading.


Poinsettias

Donna Schaper

Advent begs us to prepare for the coming glory. Flowers are our props


Back Home, but Not the Same

Kenneth L. Samuel

They were going back home, but they were going back home with different hearts.


Pray Constantly

Martin B. Copenhaver

This is what a day of praying without ceasing might look like.


When Love Sticks Around

Emily C. Heath

There's one Hebrew word that I learned and have not forgotten: Chesed


Nations

Quinn G. Caldwell

The Psalmist thinks it's bad news when nonbelievers receive God's inheritance . . .